Date:August 9, 2016
A: There are three elements of negligence:
A: Drivers owe a duty to other drivers, pedestrians, and property owners to drive in a safe manner and not cause injury or damage. The Rules of the Road are what all drivers must observe to ensure the safety of our roadways.
A: A property owner could be found negligent if they failed to clean up a spill or repair a portion of their property that they know will be dangerous to people entering their property. Examples include slipping on ice or a slippery floor, falling down a poorly maintained or poorly lit flight of stairs, and being struck by a falling object.
A: Damages must be proven in a court of law through testimony, documents, and/or expert witnesses. At the end of the trial, the jury will decide how much to compensate you for the damages you suffered because of the defendant’s negligence.
A: What may seem like clear negligence to you may not be as clear to twelve strangers sitting in a jury box. An experienced New Hampshire personal injury attorney at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman will identify problems with convincing a jury, and will explain the challenges in your case before you enter a courtroom.
A: As a plaintiff in a negligence action, you and your attorney are responsible for proving to the jury that the defendant was negligent and directly caused you harm or damage as a result of his or her negligence.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of another party, contact the New Hampshire injury attorneys at the Law Office of Manning Zimmerman, PLLC at (603) 239-2315. As always, initial consultations are free.